Category Archives: MEMORIES

What’s in the Box # 6

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What’s in the Box? #6

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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First up is this baby garment.

It had a note pinned to it that reads:

NR’s

Made out of Aunt Annies slip – which was about 15 years or more… 1925

NR is my father, and I don’t know who Aunt Annie is.

If the little dress was made from her slip that was at least 15 years old, it makes the slip made about 1910. So this garment is 108 years old. It is in really good shape, with only a little yellowing of the fabric.

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This is a handkerchief, that was embroidered by my Aunt Nina in 1942, according to the note pinned to it. (Nina made this 1942) So, it is 76 years old.

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World War II Ration Book. These were issued in 1942. In reading about them, I found that every American citizen was issued one, and in order to purchase goods like sugar, and other commodities, clothing, and gasoline, you had to have these books with the little stamps to tear off.

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Toys, including little Army men, trucks, a tin soldier with a machine gun, and an airplane. There is something that looks like a real bullet? Definitely not a toy!

 

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© 2018 BS

Cooking Without a Stove

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COOKING…WITHOUT A STOVE

Have you ever not had a stove to cook on? I have…a couple of times. We lived in unfurnished rental houses for awhile, and there were no appliances. We did have our own furniture, and a refrigerator…just no stove.

I had to get a bit creative, to say the least. As a family of four, there comes a time, like daily, that you need to cook something. I did have a microwave…a giant one, compared to today’s models. I’d cook most things in there, and the meals came out pretty good.

A really surprising cooking method I used, was on a “Stir-Crazy” popcorn popper. You remember those, don’t you? It was the electric popcorn popper with the large, yellow dome. I figured that since the surface got really hot, I could use it to cook on…like an electric skillet. There was no temperature setting, though. It worked great for fried eggs, and also, pancakes came out good cooked on there.

Another time, another house, we had the same situation. I still used the microwave and the popcorn popper, but had also acquired a “Snackmaster Sandwich Maker”. We were in the big leagues, now. We got really creative using it. We could make corn dogs, pizza pockets, and even the pancakes came out fun – like puff-cakes!

Quite a while later, we did manage to get a stove, which made things easier to cook, although it is fun to remember how we ‘made do’ with what we had.

Next up, we needed a washing machine, because using that old-fashioned rub board in the sink was getting pretty tiresome.

Well, another story…another day…

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~first posted on Blogger – April 3, 2014

~photo found on Pixabay

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

What’s in the Box? # 5

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What’s in the Box? # 5

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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This is one of several vintage cigar boxes that were in some of the larger boxes I’ve been looking through. I think this is from the early 1930s.

Inside this cigar box I found…

  • Toy pistol & leather holster
  • 2 small turtle shells (in small pill box from 1935)
  • 2 rattlesnake rattles (In small pill box from 1935)
  • Antique Buster Brown Shoes tin whistle
  • 1933 – 4th Grade English workbook (my Dad’s) & large pencil

What’s interesting about the little pill box is that the druggist filling the prescription has the same name as my brother-in-law. Now, my BIL was not born until the 1950s, I believe, and has never been a druggist, though he is a CNA. How weird is this!

   

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~also posted for NanoPoblano~

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

  

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/22/61 – We went to eat dinner over to grand-ma’s. After dinner we all went riding. we went to Abbernathy, (Abernathy), New Deal, Hale center, Plainview, and to Tulia & Happy (all little TX towns around here). When we home we went over to Grand-ma’s and ate supper. When we came home we went to bed.

1/23/61 – I went to school and had fun. After I came home we went to get a book about birds and butterflys (butterflies) {these were a type of illustrated children’s encyclopedia they offered at the grocery store each week}. When we got home we ate supper and then played a game. Then we went to bed.

1/24/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I was going to get In the car the door was stuck so we got in the front of the car. When I got home the trees were covered with Ice. then I traced some pictures. Then I went to bed.

1/25/61 – I went to school and got my report card. I brought my grades up. When I got home I showed It to mother and daddy. then I played and then I went to bed.

1/26/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. daddy didn’t work today. at school we went to the museum. we went to see Ranching. we rode on a bus over there.

1/27/61 – I went to school and had fun. It snowed again. we did not go bowling because it snowed.

1/28/61 – today is Saturday and I did not go to school. P (sister) and I went out and played in the snow. we drwe (drew) all day.

1/29/61 – we played all day. we played with tinker toys and Paper dolls. Grand ma and Grand-pa, N (aunt) and B (uncle), H (uncle), and B (aunt) came over. when they went home we watched tv then we went to bed.

1/30/61 – I went to school and had an acheighment Test (achievement test). when I got home P (sister) and I got to ply (play) in the snow. when daddy came home we went to the store and got a book about cats and money. Grandpa came and got our dog house, so their puppy could sleep in it. then we went to bed.

1/31/61 – I went to school and we finished our test. When I got home I played outside. the snow has melted. M and O (friends of my parents) came over and we showed fims (films – home movies). When they went home we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

What’s in the Box # 2

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What’s in the Box # 2

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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This is a small change purse with an attachment for keys. Inside were two old fashioned, plastic rain bonnets.

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This is a really cool old photo. It wasn’t marked in any way, so I have no idea what is being photographed for posterity here, or if any of my relatives were in the photo. I would suppose so, since my granny kept the picture.

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A well-worn deck of cards.

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A small wooden box. Inside this box were several interesting things. (you can click the photo to enlarge)

  • A couple of rings (not expensive)
  • A small pink plastic gun
  • Some cuff links
  • A blue flowered brooch
  • A military ribbon/medal?
  • A plastic owl with a leaf attached

I researched the box ad that was on the inside. The box originally contained a Helbros WWII Chrono watch. This company was very involved in war bonds. The ad says: Give Your Time – Victory – and Buy U. S. War Bonds and Savings Stamps.

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Until the next time I look through the box…

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1

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What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.  **note** I got this idea from another blogger, but can’t find their post, now. So, if you are that person, thank you!

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

First up, is a 1953 calendar. There were two of them. At the top you can add a 5 x 7 photo, and they had photos of two of my cousins. I removed them, because I don’t usually put photos of people on my blog (privacy reasons).

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This is a small photo album. It has a few photos of relatives…some I know, some I don’t know who they are.

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Now, we have a very cute little memory box? The writing on the box says it is a Dorothy Perkins Sachet and is called, “Memoirs”. It looks like it contained a sachet of some sort, but the box could be used to store a small memory later on. The box is a thin, pink plastic, or possibly celluloid? The items inside the box were a corner torn off a dollar bill, and a note, telling about the box. The note reads:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances.

McCamey Texas

1930

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This is a giant crossword puzzle that says it’s 8 feet long! It’s squares are almost all filled in, I’m thinking by my granny. She was a dedicated crossword puzzle fan, and always had one going, either from books of them, or from the newspapers. She was serious about working them, and used a crossword dictionary all the time, too. She’d get her reading glasses on, and not stop until they were done, even if they were difficult.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS